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Melissa S.

10 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Shiba Inu
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Melissa's Resident Pets

Brook
Otterhound
Female
1 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Melissa's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melissa

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My dog Brook and I had an unfortunate accident in our home by a dog with aggression issues. My dog is very sweet and would never be involved in a dog fight. My best friend is a very friendly puppy with nothing but love in her heart. In my 30 years of having, raising, and caring for dogs I have never had one complaint. Please read my reviews that speak to who I am and the great passion I have for dogs. One person wil not deter me from doing what I do best. ?????

Testminials will be added shortly that will speak to my commitment and integrity.

Dogs MUST be fully vaccinated and tick and flea free before I will do meet and greet. This is necessary and non-negotiable and included in the dog profile before I accept any dog(s) into my home . Also Vet information needs to available in case of emergencies.

I have had dogs all of my life and I can't remember when I have never had a dog to care for. I love love love dogs. I am careful, considerate, helpful and kind. My dog has a great life with me. She sleeps with me, walks all the time and of course kisses me all the time. I love taking dogs into my home or at your home to give them the best and most comfortable experience while your away. I am an advocate for rescues dogs (actually all animals). I have a rescue pup and she is very shy. We are working on it. We love to be around people and other dogs. It is a very rewarding experience to take other pups in my home and at the same time hard to let go. I get attached, but in a good way. Walking is one of my favorite things to do. There is a great park close by that I love walking with my dog, its shady and I takes about 30 to 40 minutes to finish and my dog loves it. I believe in myself and I believe I am a great caregiver. I have been taking care of dogs over 25 years.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Melissa S.

10 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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3 Testimonials
Feb 2017
Melissa is an expert who I am happy to recommend as knowledgeable, caring and reliable. As a fellow pet sitter, I am very conscientious about who I trust my kids to and Melissa is at the top of my very short list.
Feb 2017
Melissa Stacey has always been around dogs since she was very young. Her rappor has always been good with animals, she has had a pet of her own for many years and takes the best care of them. Lee
Feb 2017
Melissa did a great job caring for my baby when i had a last minute business meeting out of town. Melissa & her dog Brook are so sweet & she treated my baby like her own. I was very happy with her! ??
That lady who gave her a bad review should be ashamed of herself for the lies she wrote.
I highly recommend Melissa & have booked future dates already.
Thank you Melissa .. you're fabulous!??
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10 Reviews
Melissa is very caring and loving towards our dogs and they loved her! I will definately use her again.
I knew from the moment I met her that Melissa was the best surrogate "Mom" I could hope for. Her home is clean, her heart is full of love for the pups and she is a dog whisperer if I ever met one. Thanks for everything, being able to get away without worry is so appreciated.
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Melissa does an excellent job with my dog Dexter. She came over before we got started to meet with him and discuss details with me. She comes over daily to let my dog out of his kennel at midday, she gives me a report with pictures to show how he is doing. Very happy with her!
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Melissa took care of my Maggie while I was out of town, she went above and beyond and even visited her and walked her more times than she had to!! Maggie loooveees her! We couldn't ask for a better vacay-mom for Maggie! We definitely recommend her, if you care about your dog like I do (like another one of your children ??) I know you'd want somebody like her to take care of them.
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DO NOT BOOK WITH HER!
She sent my dog to animal control while I was out of town and didn't even tell me. Instead, I got a call from the police department. At the time, I did not know what had happened until a DogVacay rep told me my dog allegedly bit Melissa while she was trying to break up a fight between her dog and my dog. This could have been prevented! When I introduced my dog to her dog, there were clear signs that her dog was overwhelming my dog and my dog did not like it. She assured me that her dog will calm down and that they would be fine together. With that, I left my dog in her care. That was clearly a mistake. My dog has never bitten a person or dog ever. Something must have happened for my dog to react in this manner. If you are going out of town and want to leave your dog with the best care, Melissa is not your pet sitter.
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Melissa did an excellent job caring for our dogs. She did everything above and beyond what we expected. When we need help again we will be asking for Melissa's assistance.
She did a great job. Very caring
Melissa was great! She even called me to give an update on my dogs. My dogs had a great time. I would board them with her again.
Melissa was wonderful. She loved our dog like he was her own. She performed home visits 2x per day Visits included walks, feeding and play. The Vacay could not have gone better. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who loves their dog(s)
Melissa is great! She has been watching my dog for me for quite some time now and my pooch always comes home happy! Melissa sends me photos while I am away too! She definitely goes the extra mile to make sure the dogs are happy and healthy!
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